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The carbon and nitrogen sources of a synthetic fermentation medium were substituted by equivalent amounts of date-coat sugar extract and date-seed hydrolysate. The addition of 1.0 g dm-3 urea and date-seed lipid into the medium increased the efficacy for antibiotic formation. When the MgSO4, MnSO4, FeSO4 and ZnSO4 components of the medium were replaced by(More)
The objective of this study is to assess the validity of Arabic version of the abridged International Index of Erectile Function among a sample from the Egyptian populace. Two groups were included in this study. Group A included 68 patients complaining of erectile dysfunction (ED) >1 y, who failed oral treatment and accepted intracavernous self-injection.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to establish the cut-off value of the signal intensity drop on chemical shift magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with appropriate sensitivity and specificity to differentiate osteoporotic from neoplastic wedging of the spine. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with wedging of vertebral bodies were included(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features and characteristic entheseal changes in the knees in patients with seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SpA). METHODS The 56 patients included 30 with psoriatic arthritis, 5 with ankylosing spondylitis, 5 with reactive arthritis, 5 with ulcerative colitis (UC), 5 with Crohn's disease,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare findings as observed on enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee joints, in oligoarticular-undifferentiated arthritis (UA) in those with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthropathy (SpA). METHODS A total of 55 patients with knee arthritis were consecutively recruited for the study, including 25 with(More)
The objectives of this study were to describe the essential magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of bone marrow edema syndromes affecting the hip joint. In addition, to evaluate the role of MRI in the assessment of hip joint involvement in different clinical settings that may share similar clinical findings. Thirty-four patients who complained of hip(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and predictive value of anti-cyclic citrullinated protein (CCP) antibodies as a diagnostic marker for future development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a cohort of patients presenting with undifferentiated arthritis (UA). The study comprised 69 patients (22 males and 47 females) presenting with UA, and 66(More)